The Barnardo Homes for homeless or destitute English children were set up in Canada by Dr. Thomas Barnardo, introduced in Season 1 of Murdoch Mysteries.


Thomas John Barnardo, (born July 4, 1845, Dublin, Ire.—died Sept. 19, 1905, Surbiton, Surrey, Eng.), was a pioneer in social work who founded more than 90 homes for destitute children. Following the closure of its last traditional orphanage in 1989, it took the still simpler name of Barnardo's. Barnardo's was implicated in the scandal of forced child migration, in which children from poor social backgrounds were taken to the former colonies (Australia, New Zealand, Canada) by churches and charities, without their parents' consent and even under false claims of death.

Appearances & Mentions

Murdoch Mysteries Season 1
"Power" • "The Glass Ceiling" • "The Knockdown" • "Elementary, My Dear Murdoch" • "'Til Death Do Us Part" • "Let Loose the Dogs" • "Body Double" • "Still Waters" • "Belly Speaker" • "Child's Play" • "Bad Medicine" • "The Prince and the Rebel" • "The Annoying Red Planet"
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